Pura Vida Bracelets Review

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For my last Christmas gift idea post this year, I am thrilled to tell you a little about Pura Vida Bracelets. This awesome company stole my heart the minute I read their story, and it didn’t help that I loved everything about their bracelets! Pura Vida Bracelets started when two guys, Griffin and Paul, visited Costa Rica. While traveling the country, they met Jorge and Joaquin, who were bracelet peddlers living in poverty and struggling to get by. The bracelets these two men made were beautiful, and seemed to capture the beauty and essence of Costa Rica. Griffin and Paul were so taken by these bracelets, that they ordered 400 of them to take back home… Little did they know that this would lead to some amazing things! 

Griffin and Paul decided to place the bracelets in a bowl at a local boutique, and within days the bracelets were sold out and people were clamoring for more. They soon realized that these bracelets were more than what they originally thought. They were symbols of the simple life Costa Ricans live, and it was a movement that was only just beginning. 

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“Pura Vida” is Spanish for “pure life”, a Costa Rican philosophy that encourages the appreciation of life’s simple treasures. Slowing things down, celebrating good fortune, and refusing to take anything for granted embodies this laidback lifestyle. “Pura Vida” means choosing to live life to the fullest. It’s more than just a saying… it’s a lifestyle.
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Every bracelet sold at Pura Vida is hand crafted by artisans in Costa Rica. Today, Jorge and Joaquin (with over one hundred of their friends and family) hold full time jobs thanks to this amazing company. Before, they would sell a few bracelets a week, but now people all around the world are showing their support for living a “simple life” and the beauty of this amazing story. 

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Pura Vida Bracelets is also behind an organization called Charity Collection. They have partnered with almost two hundred different charities to give back to causes all around the world. They have donated more than $1 million to date! Among the charities they support is one that falls close to home. A few weeks ago I shared about my dad being diagnosed with Stage 4 Lymphoma (which you can read about here). When you purchase this bracelet, $1 from every purchase will be donated towards LLS, whose mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkins Disease and myeloma. My sister and I wore ours the other day in support of our dad! You can check out all of the other charities that are supported by Pura Vida, and find one that you can support. 

The bracelets are made of waxed string, and you pull the ends to tighten around your wrist. They are very high quality (in fact, some of the best bracelets of this kind that I’ve seen), and I am all about the different styles they have! Pura Vida is such an amazing company, and I love how they support artisans as well as charities around the world. Their bracelets are awesome, and they are the perfect simple accessory that goes with almost every outfit. 

There is so much more to Pura Vida Bracelets, and I encourage you to go check them out! From becoming a rep for the company, or receiving monthly subscription boxes (which would be an awesome Christmas present, if you ask me!), they have it all! 
And, as a special gift to my readers, Pura Vida has a special discount code just for you. When you enter HAPPILYTHEHICKS20 at checkout, you will receive 20% off your order. A perfect way to get in some last minute Christmas shopping at a discount! 

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Keep up to date with Pura Vida on Instagram, where you will be inspired by the bracelets and the stories they hold. Also, I love seeing how everyone styles them differently. Talk about some bracelet inspo!

Now it’s your turn to talk! Answer one of these questions in the comments below:
Which Pura Vida Bracelet would you buy first?
How are you doing on your Christmas shopping?

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  1. Candy Kage

    December 16th, 2016 at 8:11 am

    Giving life what a perfect meaning. These bracelets come in so many colors and are perfect for any age. I could give these to my grandchildren, daughters, friends and would love a set myself. No gender really. I could see guys wearing these.

  2. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    December 20th, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    I agree! They are a great gift for so many different people. I got some for my sisters for Christmas this year (shh don’t tell them!), and I’ve gotten some of my friends to buy some too. They are such an awesome company.

  3. Cara Owens-Kindly Unspoken

    December 16th, 2016 at 10:02 am

    Love the story behind this company! These are really cute!

  4. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    December 20th, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    I do too! And aren’t they?! I love how simple they are and how well they go with so many outfits!

  5. Donna

    December 16th, 2016 at 10:04 am

    I love these and I was pleasantly surprised that the shipping to Canada isn’t outrageous! I’m finished all my Christmas shopping for this year but I might just treat myself to one of these in the new year!

  6. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    December 20th, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    Oh that’s awesome! And do it, girl. They are so affordable, and you will love them!

  7. Charlotte

    December 16th, 2016 at 10:42 am

    I love this company and their mission <3 I have some Pura Vida bracelets myself and they always make me happy to see. Thanks for sharing!

    PS: The last link isn't working for me–Just wanted to let you know! XOXO and hope you have a great weekend!

  8. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    December 20th, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    Thanks for letting me know! I’ve gone back and fixed it. Oops haha!
    And I love that you have some too. It’s such a cool company, and I hope to won more and more. :)

  9. Summer @ Coffee With Summer

    December 16th, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    These are beautiful – love the heart of the company!

  10. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    December 20th, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    I love all the colors… So pretty, aren’t they? And that’s one of the reasons I fell in love with Pura Vida to begin with… Because of the openness and heart of the company!

  11. Jessica Bradshaw

    December 16th, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    Such a cool company. I am all about supporting businesses that give back and support others. I love yours!

  12. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    December 20th, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    Me too!! And I LOVE my bracelets. It’s fun to pick out which will go with my outfit for the day haha. One of my favorite things is that they give back. It’s so cool!

  13. Lane & Holly @ With Two Spoons

    December 16th, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    Love these, and sounds like a great company!

  14. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    December 20th, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    It really is! They were so sweet and fun to work with, too.

  15. Katie Arnold

    December 16th, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    Oh my gosh, I love them so much!

  16. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    December 20th, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    I knew you would, Katie! It sounded like a company that you wold love. :)

  17. Penny @ pennyspassion.blogspot

    December 17th, 2016 at 1:08 am

    Very cute! What a great Christmas present this bracelet would make.

  18. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    December 20th, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    I agree!! I bought some of my sisters bracelets for Christmas and I know they’re going to love them. :)

  19. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    December 20th, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    Aren’t they?! Which was your favorite?

  20. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    December 20th, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    That’s my favorite part about Pura Vida! And thank you for sharing. <3

  21. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    December 20th, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    Jessy!! Your post about them was how I first found out about them. I want to buy a style pack soon… I love how they come with all different types of bracelets in them. It’s so hard to pick a favorite!

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